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Entry for Strong's #5045 - τέκτων

Transliteration
téktōn
Phonetics
tek'-tone  
Word Origin
from the base of (5098)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a worker in wood, a carpenter, joiner, builder
    1. a ship's carpenter or builder
  2. any craftsman, or workman
    1. the art of poetry, maker of songs
  3. a planner, contriver, plotter
    1. an author
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2796 ‑ חָרָשׁ (khaw‑rawsh');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-GSM 1
N-NSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NSM 1
NA WH
N-GSM 1
N-NSM 1
N-GSM 1
N-NSM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τέκτων, ονος, ὁ

(fem. in A. Ag. 1406, E. Med. 409),

worker in wood, carpenter, joiner, τέκτονες ἄνδρες, οἵ οἱ ἐποίησαν θάλαμον καὶ δῶμα καὶ αὐλήν Il. 6.315, cf. Sapph. 91; τέκτονος υἱόν, Ἁρμονίδεω.. ὂς καὶ Ἀλεξάνδρῳ τεκτήνατο νῆας ἐΐσας Il. 5.59; νηῶν, δούρων τ., Od. 9.126, 17.384, cf. 19.56, 21.43; [ πίτυν] οὔρεσι τέκτονες ἄνδρες ἐξέταμον πελέκεσσι Il. 13.390; τ., ὅς ῥά τε πάσης εὖ εἰδῇ σοφίης 15.411; τ. γὰρ ὢν ἔπρασσες οὐ ξυλουργικά E. Fr. 988, cf. A. Fr. 357, S. Fr. 474, X. Mem. 1.2.37: it is freq. opp. to a smith (χαλκεύς), Pl. Prt. 319d, R. 370d, X. HG 3.4.17; to a mason (λιθολόγος), Th. 6.44, cf. Ar. Av. 1154: freq. in Inscrr., IG 12.373.245, etc., and Papyri, PCair.Zen. 27.3 (iii B.C.), etc.: but also,

2. generally, any craftsman or workman, κεραοξόος τ. a worker in horn, Il. 4.110, cf. S. Tr. 768; rarely of metal-workers, h.Ven. 12; τ. Δίου πυρὸς Κύκλωπας E. Alc. 5; sculptor, statuary, ib. 348.

3. master in any art, as in gymnastics, Pi. N. 5.49; of poets, τέκτονες σοφοὶ (sc. ἐπέων) Id. P. 3.113; τέκτονες εὐπαλάμων ὕμνων Cratin. 70 (ap. Ar. Eq. 530); τέκτονες κώμων, i.e. the χορευταί, Pi. N. 3.4; τ. νωδυνίας, i.e. a physician, Id. P. 3.6; δεξιᾶς χερὸς ἔργον, δικαίας τέκτονος a true workman, A. Ag. 1406.

4. metaph., maker, author, νεικέων ib. 152 (lyr.); κακῶν E. Med. 409; γένους the author of a race, A. Supp. 594 (lyr.), cf. 283; ψευδῶν τ. Heraclit. 28; ὁ γὰρ χρόνος μ' ἔκαμψε, τ. μὲν σοφός Crates Com. 39. (Cf. Skt. ták[snull ]an - 'carpenter', ták[snull ]ati, tâ[snull ][tnull ]i 'form by cutting, plane, chisel, chop', Lett. test, tçst 'hew, plane', etc.: cf. τέχνη.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τέκτων, τέκτονος, (τεκεῖν, τίκτω; akin to τέχνη, τεύχω, hence, properly, 'begetter' (Curtius, § 235)), from Homer down, the Sept. for חָרָשׁ; a worker in wood, a carpenter: Matthew 13:53; Mark 6:3 (see WH's Appendix on the latter passage).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τέκτων , -ονος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2796;]

an artificer in wood, stone or metal, but esp. a carpenter (v. MM, xxiv): Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
τέκτονα τέκτονας τέκτονες τεκτονος τέκτονος τεκτόνων τέκτοσι τέκτοσιν τεκτων τέκτων τελαμώνα τελαμώνι tekton tektōn tékton téktōn tektonos téktonos
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